Scientists figure out a way to make live plants glow

Scientists figure out a way to make live plants glow

Scientists are creating plants that glow, not just temporarily but for the duration of their lives. The team used their knowledge of bioluminescent fungi to modify the way plants utilized caffeic acid. Caffeic acid is crucial to the process that allows certain fungi to glow. The researchers genetically modified the plants to turn caffeic acid into luciferin, which produces the glow.

Timothy
Timothy
Individual > collective
Individual > collective 3 weeks

It's time for Glowing farms bois. Ever wanted to work the field all night? No worries

riheg
riheg 3 weeks

So let’s do what the politicians usually do and test potential health risks on the general public if this is to be food.

The Oracle8191
The Oracle8191 3 weeks

At first I read "grow" and I was thinking...wtf have they been doing this whole time??

Test Steam
Test Steam 3 weeks

Guess here comes longer work hours ;). Increased productivity and no need to pick in the daytime heat.

Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 3 weeks

Fake news, you can make whatever you want glow by cracking open a glow stick and smearing it on things

Cas The Demon
Cas The Demon 3 weeks

Right. Because priorities right now. Also, fucking WHY?

Dank Duck
Dank Duck 3 weeks

2 years later: "Popular Beyond Glow diet of glowing plants has been linked to a#$ cancer."

🌀W_AS
🌀W_AS 3 weeks

Remember that glow in the dark kitten Japanese scientists made deep sea creature dna? Everything was cool until the kitten became a cat and started breathing fire like a dragon.

SportsBoi
SportsBoi 3 weeks

SUNLIGHT???? 😲😲😲😲

timohy
timohy 3 weeks

Ooooo, a frakengene from another kingdom, not just species! How womderful I'm sure that nature will not be effected by numb skulls that put this in their yards. And also that this gene won't spread out tp wild types and basically ruin the light cycle for other plants, insects and animals. It's a sure bet nothig can go wrong.

space ghost
space ghost 3 weeks

And we created Covid 20.

NeverMetTheGuy
NeverMetTheGuy 3 weeks

So... Why?

Lord Flasheart
Lord Flasheart 3 weeks

Well I know I didn't ask for this. Who is asking for this?

Black Ice 113 (vig11)
Black Ice 113 (vig11) 3 weeks

A new type of night light

Politicians are Hacks
Politicians are Hacks 3 weeks

That would be the coolest Christmas tree!!

Mutatis
Mutatis 3 weeks

Interesting. It seems fairly reminiscent of experiments a few years ago, where genes that caused luminescence in jellyfish were used to create cats, dogs, etc that glowed.

james miller
james miller 3 weeks

One question. WHY?

Apurv
Apurv 3 weeks

Avatar Vibes!!!!!

David Foster
David Foster 3 weeks

There is someone doing the same thing with dogs. You can buy the crispr kits online.

Neonzz_
Neonzz_ 3 weeks

What zombie movie will this cause? Last of us? Shaun of the dead? Let's find out!

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